Black Positive People : Introducing Barbados: The First Developed Black Country

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  1. WhatNeedsToBeDone

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    According to the U.N.'s Human Development Index, the independent Caribbean nation of Barbados has reached the highest category of the index. It is now in the "very high human development" and classed as a developed nation. Barbados is now the most developed nation in the western hemisphere outside of the United States and Canada; and the most developed nation in the Caribbean/Latin America:
    http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/
    (Also note that The Bahamas is also another predominately black nation extremely close to being classified as a developed nation)

    Here are some facts about Barbados:
    Population: 289,000
    Ethnic makeup: 93% black, 3% white, 3% multiracial, 1% South Asian
    Life Expectancy: 75 years old
    Literacy Rate: 99.7%
    Official Language: English
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bb.html

    Yes, it's a small country but Barbados does really prove a lot. It shows that a black nation can succeed under black rule and shatters the failed ideology that blacks are inferior.

    So what do you guys think that other similar countries can learn from Barbados?

    This winter, I will be visiting Barbados on my way to Trinidad and can't wait!!
     
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    :10500:isn't that he home of a certain well known female performer?
     
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    How is Barbados the "first" developed black country? There were plenty of developed countries with and run by "black" people(I use quotations because being called black is fairly new), before these certain civilizations were torn down, and built up again, with another name, and another face, like white people's face.

    They aren't the first. :10500: So, it's great you're showing such a positive attitude, but you're really making black people seem incompetent saying something like that.
     
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    “persons living below the poverty line in Barbados has double, since the last study on living conditions and poverty was undertaken over a decade ago”? Pertinent in the report is that 19.3% of Barbadian individuals in 15% of households earn income below the poverty line – 9.1% of individuals 7% of households were living below the indigence line at the time the survey was carried out. An easy conclusion to make, anecdotally though it is, these numbers with the prevailing economic hardships must be trending upward.
    http://bajan.wordpress.com/tag/poverty-in-barbados/

    Now if this is what the Black Bajans themselves say, then???

    And how can you say it is a Black nation if it is still a colony headed by the Queen of England and run economicaly basically by Whites?

    It functions as a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, modelled on the British Westminster system, with Elizabeth II, Queen of Barbados, as head of state, represented locally by the Governor-General, Elliott Belgrave, and the Prime Minister as head of the government.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbados#Government_and_politics
     
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    Do you know the meaning of a developed nation?

    Yes, obviously there has been prior black civilizations but do you have any proof that they would be classed as developed nations and have widespread high human development?

    You can't assume.
     
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    I can't assume, but you seemingly can the other way around. Seems fair.
     
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    Poverty rates in most nations have increased as a result of the worldwide recession.

    Here is the increase in human development by year to paint a better picture. As you can see based on the chart, it has gradually increased and increased:
    http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BRB.html



    That's an incorrect statement. This is an independant nation. YES, it is apart of the commonwealth but the commonwealth's role is almost solely ceremonial. The Queen doesn't even control things in her own nation. The prime minister is black as well as most of the government.
     
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    Nope, every single statement made by me in this thread has been backed up by an official source.
     
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    I would say you do assume, but since you feel justified by said source, you think you don't.
     
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